UAW workers at Ford’s Claycomo plant have rejected a tentative labor agreement between the automaker and the union, according to results posted to UAW Local 249’s Facebook page.
About 54 percent of the production workers at the Kansas City Assembly Plant voted against the national contract Sunday. Meanwhile, the skilled trades approved the national contract by 2 votes.
In contrast, workers approved the local talks about plant-specific issues by 71 percent among production workers and 66 percent among the skilled trades.
The tentative agreement reached in early October averted a possible strike at the Claycomo plant, which makes the company’s best-selling F-150 truck. About 7,500 people work at the plant.
The four-year deal would include an $8,500 signing bonus, a pay raise for veteran workers and a higher wage scale for Tier 2 workers. Ford would shift most of its car production to Mexico while building higher-margin trucks and sport utility vehicles in the United States, according to the Automotive News.